Dear Engineering Students,
I am Shankar, did my M.Tech in Power and Control from IIT Kanpur, B.Tech from JNTU Kakinada Campus and Diploma from Andhra Polytechnic Kakinada.
I worked in General Electric, Hyderabad for 6 years in the field of renewable energy sources. At present, delivering number of lectures in the field of power electronics (since 2007) and delivered lectures in Control systems as well (in the past) especially for GATE/ESE/PSUs. This blog is to explore the various opportunities for electrical engineering students especially preparing for competitive exams. I would like to utilize this blog as platform to share information as much as I can and requesting the continuous feed back for the improvement. I am maintaining this blog after my busy schedule as part of social service and giving back something to the society. If you like it, you can also be part of it

BNSS Shankar

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Why M.Tech

As an engineering graduate, what do you want to do? What are your goals? Do you want to make your mark in the field of cutting edge technology? Do you want to be an entrepreneur and script another Infosys?  Do you want to be another forefront of research? Do you want to contribute to nation building by grooming future engineers? Do you want to land yourself a high paying job with a big MNC? Or do you just want to be the current recession and the resulting joblessness?

Diverse goals and diverse expectations! But, surprisingly, one common platform which can help you achieve them – an ME/MTech degree. Let us see how it was and still is one of the best career options for a graduate engineer.

Almost all global technological companies have shifted a significant portion of their Research and Development (R&D) activities to India. These research establishments recruit only Masters or Doctorate students for these jobs. Further more GATE is pre requisite for eligibility for CSIR labs in India for the junior research fellow program, after which you can pursue your PhD in any good university

Just think – During an economic boom, most large IT companies in India hire more than fifteen thousand graduates every year. How do you stand apart? How do you make yourself seen?

While the IT industry is prominent sector driving the employment boom, the job profiles and abilities required are primarily generalist in nature. More often than not, there is no differentiation in the job profiles being offered to the recruits based on their qualification. Be it an Electrical engineer, Mechanical engineer or Computer science engineer. The job description remains the same. Hence these jobs do not justice to the knowledge picked up by a student during his/her under graduate studies. Master students, however are offered core jobs which are undoubtedly much more satisfying, intellectually as well as financially. And the value added, both to the employer and employee, in a core job helps in making the employee indispensable and insulating him/her from recession to a large extent.

Worldwide, a lot of technical companies trace their origin and evolution to the research labs of universities. Companies like SUN micro systems, Google, Yahoo, were conceived at various campuses. Back home in India, companies like Strand Genomics evolved out of IISc campus. There are other various examples where a number of IIT/IIScians have started their own companies based on the technical foundation obtained at IIT/IISc. A large percentage of software companies have been founded by IISc/IIT post graduates. A list of IISC/IIT alumni who have made it big includes N R Narayana Murthy (M.Tech from IIT Kanpur) and Sudha Murthy (M.Tech from IISc Bangalore), Mr Ramadorai (former CEO of TCS, M.Tech from IISc Banaglore)

And tomorrow, you may be in this list…..who knows!!!


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With best wishes,
Shankar BNSS, M.Tech (IITK)
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